Earlier than I’m accused of being alarmist, crypto isn’t doomed. Rumours of a crypto armageddon are vastly exaggerated. The provocative title is taken from a cheeky advert that Coinbase, the world’s largest crypto firm, ran earlier this yr on the US Superbowl, proclaiming “Crypto is lifeless, lengthy reside crypto”. Little did they know that a number of weeks later, they and different crypto corporations could be combating for his or her lives, as they lay off their folks and withdraw provide letters. The crypto market sank to a 3rd of its peak worth and a few main gamers halted Bitcoin withdrawal as an emergency liquidity measure. These crashes introduced out the sceptics in full pressure. Tech pundits who had heralded the emergence of crypto, blockchain and Web3 because the second coming started muttering about their impending dying. In my opinion, neither is crypto lifeless, nor does it presage the eclipse of the know-how behind it, blockchain.